Poe Leos, a gifted Mexico-born Rockford, Illinois-raised artist with a bilingual flow most artists can only dream of, celebrates new fame and new money with the release of her new song ‘Look At Me’ featuring Kay Dinero. Inviting her doubters and haters to look at her glow up, the twenty-year-old multifaceted artist didn’t have her new life handed to her. Like most new artists before signing a major record deal, she worked to gain a following by singing at local birthday parties, quinceañeras, and sweet sixteens, one of which happened to be for the daughter of a top music industry executive.
If you’re in tune with real-life (and how the music industry) works, singing at a birthday celebration for an executive’s daughter guarantees a good time, not a record deal. I want to bet that Poe Leo’s extraordinary confidence, communication style, appeal, and deep determination are responsible for her current success. Not to mention, she comes from a line of performers and musicians, so it comes natural to her, and she’s been writing since she was fifteen, and taught herself how to play the piano, guitar, and ukelele. Leos also produces and engineers.
The ascendent song is part of HBO Insecure’s exhilarating soundtrack for Season 4. Will you watch? The bouncy track will feature on episode 3 of ‘Insecure’, set to air April 26. Raedio, Atlantic Records and HBO’s ‘Insecure: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 4’ will feature brand new tracks from a diverse array of major artists and rising stars.
If this is your first time hearing about the unique artist, take the time to check out last month’s release ‘Pop Star’, which has over 390,000 views and counting. You’ll be able to see the petite rising star in motion and hear her impressive vocal range/effortless bilingual flow as she sings about wanting to be a pop star and what that takes to foster.
I was deep in thought reflecting on financial hardships, thinking of all the times my mom would motivate me, notes Poe on the creating of ‘Pop Star’. She would say ‘as long as you work hard, you can be whatever you want to be.’ I want to send that message to anyone listening to my song and remind them that their dreams aren’t out of reach.
I want people to know that they can do it too, says Poe Leos, especially seeing someone that looks like them doing it. Being from another country and moving here, things were never handed to me. I worked hard and you can too – dreams aren’t out of reach.